Technology Tuesday: 5 Ideas for Cell Phone Carrying Kids

Using technology in our schools, and kids bringing technology on to campus, translates to the need for schools to develop a Responsible Use Policy (RUP) - basically, what’s ok, what’s not ok when it comes to technology and being a student.   I wish every household had an RUP like schools do - a short, basic contract outlining how technology is used responsibly and the consequences for using it irresponsibly.  


We talk often in our parenting classes about the importance of contracts with kids that outline the terms clearly and keep us from having to talk, lecture, nag and remind when it comes to technology.  Check out our previous blog with some sample contracts you can customize to fit your family’s needs.

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Technology Tuesday: What Parents Need to Know About Minecraft

Rarely does a day, much less a week go by, that I don’t hear something about Minecraft from a boy in my office.  Minecraft is incredibly popular amongst many young kids in this day and age.  Here’s a quick and useful for guide for parents in understanding the world of Minecraft from the great folks at Common Sense Media. 

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Technology Tuesday: Common Sense Media PSA

You know we love the folks over at Common Sense Media.  They are making all things technology easier for all of us.  Here’s a fun reminder they put together of why it’s important to know what our kids are seeing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYGsmDtVlJY&list=PL1YCGfBa9BUZwHbpq8nsPLuJo5Ub8pmFQ 

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Technology Tuesday: Apps & Websites for Teaching Kids about Empathy

We trust the folks over at Common Sense Media and here they’ve rated some apps and websites that help kids place themselves in the shoes of others.  We’ve long discussed the importance and benefits of teaching empathy.  Here are some creative ways we can use technology to help accomplish that goal.

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